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Twitter Showers Praise on India as Kohli's Men Take Control

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: December 10, 2018, 11:27 AM IST
Twitter Showers Praise on India as Kohli's Men Take Control

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India hold all the aces going into the final day of the first Test in Adelaide. The visitors were bowled out for 307 on Day 4 but ensured they did not let go of the momentum.

They took four wickets thereafter, leaving Australia 104 for 4 at stumps and needing 219 runs to win the game.

The day began with Cheteshwar Pujara scoring a fine half-century, backing up his century in the first innings in the company of Ajinkya Rahane who in turn was looking to play himself in.


Rohit Sharma failed to make an impact and was out for 1 and the swords were out again.

Rahane had no such issues as he scored a very confident 70 and looked good for more before falling to Lyon, who trigged a lower order collapse - finishing with six wickets in the innings.

Pant was looking to take Lyon to the cleaners and did hit him for three fours and a six in one over but found the fielder in the very next over, departing for a 16-ball 28.

Once Pant departed India lost their last four wickets for just four runs and were bowled out for 307, setting Australia a target of 323.

The tourists almost had the perfect start with Aaron Finch given out lbw but unfortunately, Ishant had overstepped.

Finch eventually fell to R Ashwin just at the stroke of tea but there were doubts over his dismissal.

Usman Khawaja took his time to get in but ran out of patience against Ashwin.

It was Travis Head, the highest scorer for Australia in the first innings, who combined with the experienced Shaun Marsh to see the home side through to stumps.

First Published: December 9, 2018, 2:02 PM IST

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